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Professional Achievements

2007 Velarde Bathroom Murals • 4 walls, 4 Seasons, landscape murals, Burlingame, CA
2006 Kaiser Hospital Santa Teresa • 6 murals in 5 pediatric waiting rooms, San Jose, CA
2003 Sacred Heart School • Robinson Court Faux Stained Glass Mural, Atherton, CA
2003 Sistine Chapel Ceiling • I Madonnari Street Painting Festival, San Rafael, CA
2002 Avalon Art & Yoga Center • Bamboo Forest Mural, Palo Alto, CA
2001 Wine Cellar • 4 walls and a door, private residence, Portola Valley, CA
2001 Julia’s Jungle • 4 walls and ceiling, Residential child’s room, Atherton, CA
2000 Aaron Bros’ Art & Framing • “Peaceful Dreamer”, outdoor mural, San Mateo, CA
2000 Whole Foods Market • Seasonal window painting, Palo Alto, CA
2000 Boat Dock • 2 adjacent walls, outdoor backyard, residential, Mountain View, CA
1997 Kathi’s Nature Room • Fantasy wall mural in child’s room, Walnut Creek, CA

Recognition • Shows • Publications

2007 Avalon Art & Yoga Center, Solo Show “Plein Air & Beyond...” Palo Alto, CA
2006 Cover of Santa Teresa Times, “The Art of Medicine” San Jose, CA
2005 Avalon Art & Yoga Center • Solo Show “Spirit’s Calling” Palo Alto, CA
2004 Featured Artist • Italian Street Painting, Palo Alto Arts & Wine Festival, PA, CA
2003 Cover of Palo Alto Weekly • “Taking it to the Streets” full article, Palo Alto, CA
2002 Featured Artist • Italian Street Painting Palo Alto Arts & Wine Festival, PA, CA
2001 Featured Artist • Bella Via Street Painting Festival, Mission Viejo, CA
1999 Featured Artist • Italian Street Painting Festival, Miami, FL
1996 Featured Artist • Youth In Arts Street Painting Festival, San Rafael, CA
1983 Senior Exhibit • “Simply Stated” Solo Show, Oak College, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA

Training in Support of My Artistic Skills & Sensibilities

2006 Plein Air Painting • 4 Day workshop with Annie Adams, San Juan Island, WA
2006 Oil Painting Retreat • 3 weeks painting in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
2006 Plein Air Painting • 4 Day Workshop with Armand Cabrera Lake County, CA
2003 Yoga Teacher Training • 3 Months, Avalon Art & Yoga Center, Palo Alto,
1998 Somatics in Action • 9 mos, Aikido Based, Rancho Strozzi Institute, Petaluma, CA
1983 Bachelors of Fine Arts • 2 years at University of California at Santa Cruz, Course work included Science Illustration, Life Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics, and Photography
1981 Dean’s List • Cabrillo Colleges, Santa Cruz, English, Spanish, and Biology
1980 Certified in Massage • IPSB Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, Maui, 150 hour training in various massage and meditation techniques.
1980 AA • Marin Community Colleges, Kentfield, CA. Behavior Science, Art, Design, Dance.

Job Experience & Employment History

1992-2008 Mural Artist • Self Employed, SF Bay Area, CA
2004-2008 Yoga Instructor •Sharon Heights Tennis & Golf Club, & Freelance
1975-2008 Artist • Freelance, SF Bay Area, CA
1990-2008 Massage Therapist • Independent Contract, Self employed, PA, CA
1989-1990 Marketing Specialist • RasterOps, Santa Clara, CA
1987-1989 Tech Support Engineer • RasterOps, and SuperMac, Santa Clara, CA
1987-1987 Graphic Artist/Clerical • Adia Temporary Agency, Palo Alto, CA
1986-1987 Woodshop Assistant • VonKohorn Fine Woodworking, Palo Alto, CA
1986-2007 Single Mom • Lots of creative solutions for all sorts of projects
1984-1986 Wife & Mother • Preoccupied with Domestic Engineering
1983-1984 Aupair • Atherton, and Woodside, CA
1973-2008 Clothing Designer • Freelance, sideline to other jobs, CA
1980-1981 Montessori Teacher • Montessori School; Soquel, CA; Palo Alto,
1988-1979 Art Director • S. F. Girl Scouts and YMCA summer camps,
1975-1978 Jewelry Maker • Peter James, Sausalito, CA


MURALS & PAINTING SKILLS - Completed over eighty large-format full-color reproductions of paintings and other environmental murals – chalk on pavement and canvas; acrylic on walls; also Plein Air painting on site outdoors in oil.

PORTRAITS - Masterful at depicting subtle human facial expressions in various angles in compassionate and realistic smooth blended style.

ILLUSTRATION - Adept at rendering realistic and stylistic images. Especially good with gradual blending of tonal changes. Competent with color pencils, chalk, acrylic and oil paint; black and white pencil, pen and ink, ink wash, and water color. Illustrated children's books, portraits, mandalas and still-lifes.

VISUAL DESIGN - Good sense of compositional layout and visual aesthetics. Designed and created final art for T-shirts, clothing, sculptures, mobiles, costumes, paintings, botanical and science illustrations, silk screens, hand-carved and painted signs and furniture. Creative and ingenious with project solutions. Very good with 3D modeling.

DETAIL ORIENTED - Patient with meticulous detail; sharp eye for distinguishing color matching, recognizing and establishing order; precise and careful; good manual dexterity – able to operate mechanical devices. Created camera ready art and type for logos, ads, posters; sized stats, and evaluated printing & production process via onsite press checks for all corporate collateral.